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Nelnet Associates Make Giving Back to the Community a Priority

April 20, 2016

At Nelnet, we constantly strive to live up to our core values and guiding principles. These foundations help us ensure that we’re conducting business in a high-quality, ethical manner, while also providing a superb environment for our associates that enables them to provide superior experiences for our customers.

These ideals don’t end inside our office walls, though; at Nelnet, we also make it a priority to give back to the communities where we work and live. We continuously aim to improve the communities we call home through not only charitable contributions, but also through measures of innovation and investment.

Various Nelnet office locations were recently recognized by notable charitable organizations for corporate giving initiatives.

Nelnet Honored by Local Rotary International Chapters

On April 5, 2016, our corporate headquarters in Lincoln, Nebraska was honored by Rotary International’s Lincoln clubs as the city’s annual “Salute to Business” honoree. The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Nelnet was selected as the 2016 “Salute to Business” honoree for our company’s innovation and contributions to the Lincoln community. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts attended the Rotary luncheon and presented a speech highlighting Nelnet’s commitment to the community-minded values of both Lincoln and the state of Nebraska.

Nelnet President Tim Tewes accepted the award, remarking, “Our associates are truly responsible for our success, and we cannot thank them enough for their dedication and commitment to our customers and our community.”


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts speaks on behalf of Nelnet’s contributions to community values in Nebraska at the Rotary “Salute to Business” luncheon.

Colorado Offices Honored with United Way Champion of Hope Award

Nelnet offices in Aurora, Colorado and Highlands Ranch, Colorado were honored in February 2016 by Mile High United Way with the Champion of Hope Award. This award is the highest tribute for corporate community involvement for established workplace campaigns. It honors companies that not only have run an outstanding workplace campaign, but that also demonstrate their commitment to the community in comprehensive and tangible ways through Mile High United Way.

Nelnet is a proud supporter of United Way across all of our office locations, and we look forward to kicking off our 2016 company-wide campaign in July.

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Nelnet associates from Aurora and Highlands Ranch pose with then Denver Bronco David Bruton at the Mile High United Way awards celebration.

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